STEPHANIE POLT: Marketing & Communications Director

Why Public Access Theatre?

I believe that every person has the right to experience and participate in art of all kinds, and that every person deserves to hear their stories told. I believe art should be radical, inclusive, intersectional, challenging, surprising, inspiring, and free. As an organization that supports artists and access to the arts, we must be nimble and responsive to the communities we serve. A lot of theatre artists talk about the uniquely communal quality of live performance. In order to fully embrace our community – and this idea that is so much at the core of theatre – we thought it was important to start removing the barriers that keep people from communing with us. I believe in Art for All.


Stephanie has been a proud company member of Oracle Productions since 2008, and has served as the Marketing & Communications Director since 2014. At Oracle she has appeared in The Jungle (Ona), The Mother (Masha), Waiting for Lefty (Edna), Woyzeck (Marie), The Ghost Sonata (Daughter), Termen Vox Machina (multiple), Oracle’s first Outreach tour, as well as the short films Trupiak (in collaboration with Studiobema) and Hole in The Wall. Other Chicago credits include Rose and The Rime with The House Theatre of Chicago, Dracula (Lucy) at The Building Stage, Lakefront Property (Kyla) with Bruised Orange Theatre Company, and A Dream Play with The Mill. She has a background in marketing for non-profits, and visual art. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in Theatre.